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For Educators by Educators

Open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, stories were judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of illustrations. One first and second place winner were chosen from each grade level.

Watch the 2016 WHRO Young Storytellers Awards Show
Angie Callahan interviews the 2016 winners about their stories:


Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2016:

KINDERGARTEN

First Place
Sahasra Vishwanathan
"The Little Scared Fish"
Kiln Creek Elementary, Newport News

Second Place
Saniya Hundley-Sweeney
"My Big Surprise"
Carver Elementary, Newport News

FIRST GRADE

First Place
Ellery Giddens
"The Ocean Outside My House"
Occohannock Elementary, Exmore

Second Place
Keegan Shannon
"Life Was Different When Aunt Margaret Was Growing Up"
Windsor Elementary, Windsor

SECOND GRADE

First Place
Selena Kolb
"The First Kid President"
Carrollton Elementary, Carrollton

Second Place
Mariana Gaten
"The Egyptian Adventure"
Stonehouse Elementary, Williamsburg

THIRD GRADE

First Place
Grace Souders
"Cory Clanet"
Hermitage Elementary, Virginia Beach

Second Place
Aynslee Phillips
"Stacy and the Candy Dimension"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield

FOURTH GRADE

First Place
Kiera Psimas
"Meatball's Adventure"
Star of the Sea, Virginia Beach

Second Place
Savannah Swinson
"The Girl Who Cried Santa Claus"
Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk

FIFTH GRADE

First Place
Wylesia Kellam
"Ivy's Fairytale"
Kiptopeke Elementary, Cape Charles

Second Place
Grace Pitts
"A Coincidence"
Stonehouse Elementary, Williamsburg

PBS Kids Go Writers ContestThe PBS KIDS Writers Contest is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers and is funded in part by a Ready To Learn grant, in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The contents of these contest rules were developed under a grant, #PRU295B050003, from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.